Cherokee County SC Information

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Cherokee County Subdivisions

Cherokee County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 56,832
Population in Households 56,000
Population in Familes 46,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 832
Population Density1 145
Diversity Index2 46
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 21,874
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 15,011
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 24,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,697 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,177 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,568 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $87,064
Average Home Value $114,916
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,630
Average Household Income $47,048
Per Capita Income $18,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.34%
Households 0.26% 0.26%
Families 0.07% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Cherokee County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cherokee County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 50th
Population Density1 # 18 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 39 17th
Median Household Income # 36 24th
Per Capita Income # 33 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.